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Aqualung Feb 22, 2019
Aqualung Feb 18, 2019
Good ideas are only really Good ideas if it’s the right time. I think now is the right time for a collection of good ideas I had a little while ago and stored in some songs. So, (brace yourself Universe) here is my new EP Additional Futures! I do hope you enjoy them. x Aqualung.lnk.to/AdditionalFutures
Aqualung Feb 08, 2019
The deadline for this is today! SO WHAT IT IS, IS - we’re getting ready to release a new Aqualung Song and i need some help... The song is called ‘Complicated’ and it’s a bit about the magical moment when you realise you’ve just tripped and fallen in a big pile of love. love all over your shoes. (is that a nice analogy matt? hmmm...) ANYWAY it’s also about the complexities of real people and the slippery-ness of first impressions. SO WHAT I’D LIKE is to make a video in which all kinds of couples and good friends share their first impressions of each other. THIS WOULD REQUIRE 20 seconds of phone video of yourselves sitting next to each other on a couch or the floor or in bed or wherever. you can move, look at each other, laugh, not laugh - do it however you like just no speaking please. PLUS write a couple of lines or even just words that capture your first impressions of each other. no names will be used. be diplomatic if needs be...(!) THEN we’ll stitch them together in a line with the song and hopefully that will be a nice thing. (and yes, me and my complicated lady will be in there....) WHADDAYAREKKIN????, thanks! Matt x ___________________________________________ If you would like to help out, please record a 10-20 second (horizontal/landscape format) video clip of you and your significant other or good friend just sitting next to each other and send it over along with a few words describing your first impressions of each other. Please don't email large video files - send us a link to Dropbox, Google Drive, Wetransfer or similar. Send them to [email protected] By sending your video, you would be granting us permission to use it in the 'Complicated' video.
Aqualung Feb 04, 2019
First Impressions. Tricksy. Usually wrong. But also a bit right. Here’s a song about that and the truth can sometimes sneak in around the edges. When you think no ones listening... Aqualung.lnk.to/Complicated
Aqualung Jan 29, 2019
I like surprises. especially Excellent Musical Ones. When I was thinking about how to produce 'Use Me' I decided to generate a whole load of Excellent Musical Suprises by sending a minimal sketch of the song to 5 producer friends and asked them to DO LITERALLY ANYTHING then send their DOINGS back to me. I then shuffled and wiggled the 5 sessions into the final production. Suprise! (more on that to come...). ANYWAY as a result, 'Use Me' never really existed as a simple piano song. UNTIL....... Aqualung.lnk.to/UseMe
Aqualung Jan 28, 2019
Hello! SO WHAT IT IS, IS - we’re getting ready to release a new Aqualung Song and i need some help... The song is called ‘Complicated’ and it’s a bit about the magical moment when you realise you’ve just tripped and fallen in a big pile of love. love all over your shoes. (is that a nice analogy matt? hmmm...) ANYWAY it’s also about the complexities of real people and the slippery-ness of first impressions. SO WHAT I’D LIKE is to make a video in which all kinds of couples and good friends share their first impressions of each other. THIS WOULD REQUIRE 20 seconds of phone video of yourselves sitting next to each other on a couch or the floor or in bed or wherever. you can move, look at each other, laugh, not laugh - do it however you like just no speaking please. PLUS write a couple of lines or even just words that capture your first impressions of each other. no names will be used. be diplomatic if needs be...(!) THEN we’ll stitch them together in a line with the song and hopefully that will be a nice thing. (and yes, me and my complicated lady will be in there....) WHADDAYAREKKIN????, thanks! Matt x ___________________________________________ If you would like to help out, please record a 10-20 second (horizontal/landscape format) video clip of you and your significant other or good friend just sitting next to each other and send it over along with a few words describing your first impressions of each other. Please don't email large video files - send us a link to Dropbox, Google Drive, Wetransfer or similar. Send them to [email protected] By sending your video, you would be granting us permission to use it in the 'Complicated' video. Deadline: 8 February 2019
Aqualung Jan 12, 2019
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Aqualung Jan 07, 2019
Hi. it’s a new year. new-ish anyway. sometimes it’s THE new year. The new year feels like a fresh start, a blank slate, the first page of a new book you’ve been dying to read. and sometimes it’s just A new year. a fresh coat of paint over the faded wallpaper of last year. Anyhoo, it being so new, it’s too soon to say which kind we have this year. perhaps they can start out as one kind then turn out to be the other? i guess we’ll see... Either way i wish you a happy one and i hope it unfolds pleasingly with enough of the right kinds of twists and turns to keep things interesting! Matt x
Aqualung Dec 20, 2018
Hello. Again. I truly hope this finds you well, getting enough sleep and finding time here and there to listen to some music with your eyes closed. Deep sleep and fully immersive music listening are good for you. Possibly vital. (If you need science to back it up here you go: if i don't, i get mouth ulcers. if i do, i don't. so that Proves It ft SCIENCE.) I decided a few months ago that another thing that i should do more of, is make my own music.i have a wonderful Other life helping Other People make their music as good as possible which i do find stimulating and (on a particularly good day) inspiring and energizing. BUT there's nothing that quite compares with writing MeSongs for Me to sing from My heart.To yours. SO i'm doing some more of it. next year will be positively crammed with it. so brace yourselves. YEAH COOL. By way of a warm up and stretch i'm putting out an EP. It's 5 songs that were made around the time of 10 Futures but never released. it's called 'Additional Futures' and no one can stop me. ha. The first song was released last week. it's called 'Use Me' and it's a sad robot singing about pragmatism, long term love, and to some extent, sexytime. Watch the skies. You can listen to it here https://Aqualung.lnk.to/UseMe Ok. Back to bed, Matt x
Aqualung Dec 14, 2018
Hello You. Again. It's Me. Again. It's been a while... There's nothing that quite compares with writing MeSongs for Me to sing from My heart. To yours. SO I'm doing some more of it. Next year will be positively crammed with it. So brace yourselves. By way of a warm up and stretch i'm putting out an EP. It's called 'Additional Futures' and no one can stop me. ha. Here's a snippet... 'Use Me' - Aqualung.lnk.to/UseMe
Aqualung Dec 11, 2018
Watch this space for important Aqualung news later this week
Aqualung Dec 21, 2017
Ho ho ho. it’s the season to be jolly. i do like a bit of jollity. it’s my favourite. i realised the other day that, though i like to imagine my children looking to me for a constant supply of quiet but stunning insight and soul-saving wisdom, they mostly rely on me to be Foolish. Hey Ho. (Nb. i secretly believe this to be at least as important....!) One of the many funny things about the early months of Being The Aqualung Guy was everyone expecting me to be So Serious and Sad. It was fun going into interviews and pretending to be Saddest Boy Alive and then shocking whichever furrowed brow i was talking to by Being Foolish. (Ha! That’ll teach them). To be clear, i do take my work seriously. i truly want to make music i’m proud of and care about. Nevertheless I also really enjoying dicking about. So there we are. I think this combo has been invaluable in my work as a producer and co-writer. Artists generally come to work with me because they like some records i’ve made or songs i’ve written. Perhaps they too are expecting Serious Matt but I like to think it’s Foolish Matt that keeps them coming back.... Anyhooo, speaking of the old days, we are re-releasing an EP from 2003 featuring some lovely remixes and a live set recorded at The Scala in London. It will be available on streaming for the first time so you young ‘uns can have a listen. I haven’t heard it for ages. i hope it’s still good... So there you go. A sort of festive gift. (if it’s still a gift when the person doing the giving gets paid for it?) And whilst you’re enjoying the music in it’s somber glory, spare a though for the fool who made it! Ho Ho Ho. matt x
Aqualung Dec 06, 2017
The new Aqualung shop is now open! Buy an album and get a random CD single thrown in for free. Check it out here https://www.musicglue.com/aqualung/shop
Aqualung Nov 07, 2017
Aqualung Oct 24, 2017
Ask Matt... Matt has kindly agreed to answer some questions and we will be posting his answers in a future newsletter, so if you have something you would love to ask him, just send an email with the subject title ASK MATT to [email protected] and we will pass them onto him. He will answer the ones he finds most interesting or amusing and we will post them on here soon. Aqualung HQ
Aqualung Oct 23, 2017
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Aqualung Oct 23, 2017
Hi hi hi. It's MeMatt. How you? I am fine, enjoying my first Actual Autumn for many years and it's just as beautiful and soggy as i remember. Where we are living has Woods nearby. i do enjoy Going to the Woods in Autumn, even though once in some woods i was very nearly impaled on a horridly pointy tree trunk which would have been a sad end to a promising career. Though, had i been skewererd that day the only songs i'd have left behind would have been Unimaginably Poor and Embarrasing so perhaps it wasn't even promising by then.... hmmmm. ANYWAYS. as you will know I DIDN'T get killed by a tree when i was 13. And in the end i managed to write some better and less embarrassing songs. so good. My favourite thing about writing a new song is that then i get to record it. I love recording. It's magical sound cookery. (IS IT, MATT?) Done right it captures, frames, adorns, embellishes, nurtures, informs, protects and projects your little baby song safely out into the world. like that egg thing that 1980's Superman came to earth in. only for songs. I love recording. And when I've finished recording and the song and it's singer are happy and it's released into the cosmos and having it's own adventures I like to reward myself by TURNING OFF THE VOCALS................. And lo - the wonder of The Instrumental is revealed! It's amazing how much is obscured by the vocals. turn them off and suddenly the lights come on in the background and all those shadowy bits and pieces that you only slightly hear come into focus. Quite often those unheralded bits and pieces took Blooming Ages to get right, and without them the track just wouldn't work. Often those bits are my favourite pieces of all. SO. We have just released a collection of unheard Aqua Instrumentals, a few from each of the first 3 albums available for the first time in all their spindly and wonky glory. It's called '88 keys' and you can find it here: https://open.spotify.com/album/32mxiq5uExafKYa7gP0VXv I do hope you enjoy them! Matt x
Aqualung Aug 30, 2017
Hello one and all! We’ve got some exciting new bits on the horizon for you. For those of you who may have missed the last Facebook post, we’ve re-released the first two albums (which weren’t stream-able for a little while outside of US and Canada) back onto the internet, for your listening pleasure. You can now find Aqualung on all the streaming and downloading sites – Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon etc. Speaking of which, we’ve teamed up with the lovely people over at Spotify and AWAL to bring you a useful little feature – by following the instructions in the link below, you can pre-save any new Aqualung and Aqualung-related music. This means that as soon as the material is released, it’ll automatically be added to your Spotify library. You’ll also get a notification to tell you when it’s arrived. In other news, Matt has unearthed various unreleased tracks from the last few years that he’s happy to share with you, so we’re going to be making these available over the coming weeks, as well as older Aqualung material and the bands that Matt fronted pre-Aqualung. We’re also putting together a collection of the best instrumental versions of Aqualung songs. So, click on the link below, and keep an eye on your inbox! Aqualung HQ http://presave.kls.io/artists/73e523b0-93b4-4223-a06c-c4b1d8668f8b/
Aqualung Jun 19, 2017
Hello friends. I seem to be in England. It's sunny. I hope you are well and finding the scraps of happiness that are scattered all around us, if you have the energy to look... (current energy level: QUITE LOW). "What gives you energy?" asked a wise friend of mine the other day. It's an interesting question. What's your answer? (Mine was 'stuff to look forward to', so I'm working on having some of that.) ANYWAY I'm here to tell you that I recently got back the rights to my first three albums called "Aqualung" (squiggly drawing of me), "Still Life" (photo of my eye/ a bit of Scotland) and "Memory Man" (me sitting in some kind of monochrome space library). These will shortly be re-released. You may well not notice. All it really means is that in a few days, any streaming or downloading or buying of those albums will be sending tiny bits of money to me and not to the record companies with whom I originally made the albums. SO now would be a great time to revisit those old faves, perhaps leaving them on permanent repeat in a corner of the room. You don't even need to turn the volume up... HoHo. It also means that I'll be able to go back and release some other bits and pieces that may be of interest, and, who knows, even use the tiny bits of money to make some more music. But that's probably just crazy talk.... So that's something to look forward to. Good! Love to you, from me, Matt x P.S, We’re going to start a brand new mailing list, so if you want to continue to receive these irregular missives, do please go here http://eepurl.com/cLqu1r Thanks! http://eepurl.com/cLqu1r
Aqualung Oct 18, 2016
Hello now. That's right. SO. Earlier this year I was asked to produce an album with Tom Chaplin (you'll know him as the singer from beloved UK band Keane). It was an excellent prospect - Tom is a great vocalist and gifted songwriter and I figured it would be a chance to make a handsome and luxurious pop record. It turned out to be all that and so much more... courageous, thoughtful, deeply deeply felt, raw, refined and sensationally sung. Also there is a saxophone solo. It's called "The Wave". Out now in Most of the world. Get it here: http://store.tomchaplinmusic.com/?utm_campaign=TomChaplinD2CStore03&utm_content=TomChaplinD2CStore&utm_medium=Referral&utm_source=ArtistWebsite https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-wave-deluxe/id1138509011 https://open.spotify.com/artist/2QLe6Hv3OunsyrNaTRDxQn It will be released in USA Jan14th, but US listeners can already hear some songs on Spotify; That's it. That's all. Matt
Aqualung Aug 19, 2016
More news! Matt co-produced the track "In your Bed" from the Mercury Music Prize nominated album "The Bride", by Bat For Lashes http://www.mercuryprize.com/shortlist
Aqualung Aug 19, 2016
Here is Tom Chaplin talking to BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley about his forthcoming debut solo album, produced by Matt;
Aqualung Jun 29, 2016
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Aqualung Jun 13, 2016
Hello again. It's been a Long Time since I went on tour. I stopped touring because it was making me and mine sad and mad and I haven't missed the nonsense and tedium and toxic oddness of touring life at all. But I have sometimes missed the unique pleasure of singing these songs that I care about into a room full of mostly strangers and it turning out that we have so many things in common: music, communion, big questions, bathos, pathos, baths, paths, falling over, growing up. So. It seems to be time to do that again. a bit. Tickets here: http://www.bandsintown.com/Aqualung